District Horticulture Office, Birbhum under Directorate of Horticulture

      The vision of Directorate of Horticulture under the Department of Food Processing Industries and Horticulture, West Bengal is to modernize the horticulture scenario through plantation of quality planting material, micro-propagated planting material adoption of organic farming practices, creation of water resources, protected cultivation methods dry land horticulture, etc.

Schemes Offered by the Department:

 National Horticulture Mission under Mission for Integrated Development on Horticulture (MIDH): Various works taken up in the scheme are:
Production of planting material e.g. Nursery, Tissue Culture Lab etc.
Area expansion of fruit plants like Mango, Guava, Lime, Lemon and Sweet orange, papaya and tissue culture   banana.
         Area expansion of flowers and spices.
         Organic cultivation practices e.g. Vermi composting
         Creation of water resource for irrigation viz. Community Tank, Dug well/pond
         Farm mechanization through power tiller/ tractor etc.
         Post harvest technology like low cost onion storage structure, multipurpose cold storage unit, etc.

 Rastriya Krishi Vikash Yojna: Development of Infrastructure of horticulture sector like development of FPO’s, Bee Keeping, Area Expansion of fruits, Onion Storage Structures, etc.

 State Budget Schemes: Area expansion of Kharif Onion and Rabi Onion etc.

Developmental activities:

 Providing assistance for production of planting material (nursery)
 Provide assistance for development of orchards of mango, guava, citrus in convergence with MGNREGA
 Provide assistance for cultivation of flowers, spices, rabi and kharif onion
 Assistance for erection of shade net, green house, and cultivation of high value crops under these protected structure.
Training of farmer, seminar, exposure visit of farmers etc. for introduction of newest technology in horticulture field

Project Running:
  Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture (MIDH) which includes National Horticulture Mission, National Mission  on Micro-irrigation
Rastriya Krishi Vikash Yojna (RKVY)
State Budget Schemes

List of Forms used by the citizen:

 For schemes under MIDH/NHM & RKVY (Area Expansion of fruits and vegetable etc. Individual beneficiaries, SHGs, FPOs having land (owned /leased) are eligible for the scheme.  View Form(PDF  91KB)
For schemes under MIDH/NHM & RKVY (Area Expansion of flowers, spices, hybrid vegetable, vermicopost, bee keeping mulching etc) Individual beneficiaries, SHGs, FPOs having land (owned /leased) are eligible for the scheme.  View Form(PDF 109 KB)
For project based schemes related to Horticulture Mechanization/ polyhouse/nethouse, packhouse, onion storage structure etc. These are back ended some are credit linked schemes for individual beneficiaries/organization.View Form(PDF 147KB)


  Contact Detail with email of State HQ:
Department of Food Processing Industries and Horticulture, Government of West Bengal, Benfish Tower, 4th & 6th Floor, GN Block, Sector V Salt Lake City, Kolkata – 700091 website address to contact:

District Contact Details:

Sl. No. Name Designation Office phone no. with STD code Office Fax No with STD Code E-mail ID
1 Milan Chandra Besra Deputy Director of Horticulture, Birbhum 03462-258110 03462-258110 dhobirbhum[at]gmail[dot]com ddh[dot]birbhum[at] gmail[dot]com
2 Subimal Mondal Asstt.Dir. of Horticulture, Birbhum & in charge SDHO, Rampurhat Sub division 03462-258110 03462-258110 dhobirbhum[at] gmail[dot]com, sdhorpht[at] gmail[dot]com